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URL Shortening Service, tr.im, Will Keep Operating

     

engine

4:50 pm on Aug 13, 2009 (gmt 0)

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URL Shortening Service, tr.im, Will Keep Operating [blog.tr.im]
We have restored tr.im, and re-opened its website. We have been absolutely overwhelmed by the popular response, and the countless public and private appeals I have received to keep tr.im alive.

We have answered those pleas. Nambu will keep tr.im operating going forward, indefinitely, while we continue to consider our options in regards to tr.imís future.

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URL Shortener Tr.im to Shut Down [webmasterworld.com]

GaryK

6:18 pm on Aug 13, 2009 (gmt 0)

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"We simply cannot find a way to justify continuing to work on it, or pay its network costs, which are not inconsequential," the post read.

I wonder what's changed since that line in their previous announcement?

arieng

7:04 pm on Aug 13, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Link bait?

moTi

8:21 pm on Aug 13, 2009 (gmt 0)

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before reporting a termination of a web service maybe the press should adhere to a waiting period after it has shut down to prevent such lame pr stunts.

vincevincevince

1:22 am on Aug 14, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I would be interested in seeing the actual costs of running tr.im;

Mohamed

1:23 am on Aug 14, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I think they want sell it and to prove its worth they should keep going.

JackThomspon

2:52 pm on Aug 14, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I am sure the cost is not too high to run it. I was surprised that they announced it would be shutting down. Right away it felt like a marketing ploy. What about you guys..did you feel the same?

jackgordon

10:47 am on Aug 17, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Won't the costs just be basic hosting/ server costs... maybe $50 a month? Whatever the cost, Surely they'd raise it from a simple advert on the homepage or a dontations box even!

brotherhood of LAN

7:16 pm on Aug 17, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Costs can't be that high. Not much overhead in a longurl->hash->shorturl conversion.

Sending 3xx responses is light on bandwidth.

 

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